How We Use Your Information
We may also use personal information about you to improve our marketing and promotional efforts, to analyze Site usage, to improve our content and product offerings, and to customize the Site’s content, layout, and services. These uses improve the Site and better tailor it to meet your needs, so as to provide you with a smooth, efficient, safe and customized experience while using the Site.
What Information Do We Collect?
Our primary purpose in collecting personal information from you is to provide you with a safe, smooth, efficient, and customized experience. We only collect personal information about you that we consider necessary for achieving this purpose.
In general, you can browse the Site without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. Once you become a registered user, we require you to provide various contact and identity information and other personal information as indicated on the relevant forms on the Site, and you are no longer anonymous to us. Where possible, on these forms we indicate which fields are required and which fields are optional. In addition, as you use the Site, you can from time to time enter or send to us personal information; for example, when sending us emails, submitting customer reviews or surveys and opting in to receive marketing communications.
You always have the option to not provide information by choosing not to become a user or by not using the particular feature of the Site for which the information is being collected.
We also automatically track certain information about you based upon your behaviour on our Site. We use this information to do internal research on our users’ demographics, interests, and behaviour to better understand, protect and serve you and our community. This information may include the URL that you just came from (whether this URL is on our Site or not), which URL you next go to (whether this URL is on our Site or not), the type and version of browser or operating system being used, your Internet Protocol address (IP Address) and your location.
Your IP Address is reported by your web browser whenever you visit a page on the Site. This information is recorded together with your registration information on our databases
Following your registration on the Site, you can review and change your information in your account area. If you disclose personal information on the Site and wish to have it removed, please contact us at the support contact information posted on the Site. You may also contact us to withdraw your consent to receiving communications from us at any time or follow the opt-out instructions in each communication.
What Information Do We Not Collect?
Our Disclosure of Your Information
- Anonymized Aggregated Data. We aggregate and anonymize data and use (such as demographic statistics of our users, number of visitors, what pages users access or visit, and average time spent on the Site) and disclose such information for a variety of purposes including being made available to third parties. However, in these situations, we do not disclose any information that could be used to identify you personally.
- Public Areas of the Site. All of your activities in the public areas of the Site will be identifiable to your userID, and other people can see your published content.
- Subsidiaries and Affiliates; Service Providers. We may from time to time use the services of affiliates, subsidiaries and unrelated service providers (including Site hosting providers, third party e-commerce service providers, email service providers and advertising networks) in the operation of the Site, and may disclose personal information to them in the course of our use of their services. For example, we may use the services of third-party hosting companies to host the operation of the Site. This may involve the hosting of data, including personal information, on servers operated by those hosting companies. We take care to use only service providers that we believe are reputable and able to live up to our and your expectations, including about the handling of confidential information.
We may also disclose personal information to the acquirer or its agents in the course of the sale of our business. If we do this, the disclosure will be subject to confidentiality arrangements customary in such transactions.
Security & Retention
The security of your personal information is important to us. We use commercially reasonable efforts to store and maintain your personal information in a secure environment. We take technical, contractual, administrative, and physical security steps designed to protect personal information that you provide to us. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot warrant the security of any information you transmit to us. You are also responsible for helping to protect the security of your personal information. For instance, never give out your email account information or your password to third parties.
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It is our goal to make our privacy practices easy to understand. If you have questions, concerns or if you would like more detailed information, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Last Updated: May 31, 2015